Mount Argus Live Tv
Youth Summer Festival


Cistercian College Roscrea.

For more details check website www.youth2000.ie


Bethany Support

Bethany Bereavement Support Group

The Bethany Bereavement Support Group will meet and be available in the monastery on Tuesday 29th July.  They are a listening ear for those who would like to talk to someone about their loss.  The group meets from 8pm (sharp) to 9pm and the service is strictly confidential.  Please just come along or contact Jean at 086 129 7593 if you require further information.


Visit of Dutch Pilgrims

From Thursday 26th June to Tuesday 1st July we welcomed 35 pilgrims from the Netherlands to the Shrine of St. Charles – Pater Karel to them. A few of the group had been here before but most of them were here for the first time.  They were accompanied by two diocesan priests, Father Harry and Father Hugo, and by a Passionist priest, Father Martin. Father Harry is the parish priest of Munstergeleen, Father Hugo is from a neighbouring parish, and Father Martin looks after the Shrine of St. Charles in Munstergeleen on behalf of the Passionists.  The group were led by Sabine Gerard, a tour guide from Maastricht who has also organised pilgrimages in reverse, when groups from Mount Argus have gone to Munstergeleen.

On Thursday evening they visited the Shrine and Exhibition, and walked the Pilgrim Path, before celebrating the first Mass of their pilgrimage on the high altar.  They were then welcomed to the upper room by some of our parishioners who had been pilgrims to Munstergeleen in previous years.  There was tea and coffee and refreshments – especially whiskey cake which had proved to be a favourite with previous groups from the Netherlands.  We also set up the repository for them with the usual relic medals and cards, devotional items and books on Father Charles.

Passionist Family Group



In 1972, Father Peter McGrath CP was appointed to the tiny parish of St Anthony in the Fields, Terrey Hills, an outer suburb of Sydney, Australia.  Then only 30 people gathered for the Sunday Eucharist. 

The congregation grew and by 1973 over 1000 people were attending.  Faced with this expansion, Father Peter formed Family Groups to preserve the original community spirit where people knew each other by name and shared each other’s joys and sorrows. 

The Family Group Movement, though started in the Catholic Church, has now bridged the gap and is ecumenical, being in Anglican, Uniting and Baptist churches.

Family Groups are now in over 400 parishes in Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A., U.K. and Ireland.  In all countries it is seen as a relevant way for all of us to build Christian community and prepare for the future.


Family groups began in Mount Argus in 1998 after a visit by Father Peter.  The first co-ordinators were Yvonne and Hugh Gray who embodied the spirit of the movement and led us through the first 10 years until 2008.

Embodying the same spirit our co-ordinators for the next 5 years, from 2008-2013, were Kate and Gerry Brennan.  Last year we adapted the structure and our Family Groups are now guided by a co-ordinating team. 

At present this team is Yvonne and Hugh Gray; Kate and Gerry Brennan, and Joan and Paud Lavelle. 

At a Family Group reflection day last year members were asked what their Family Group experience had meant to them.  Some of the words used were: reaching out; welcome; warmth; hospitality; coming to know; building friendship; offering support; kindness; sensitivity; help; laughing with; crying with; rejoicing with; mourning with. 

We can recognise here simple ways in which members experience loving and being loved – as Christ has loved us –which is the inspirational Gospel principle on which Family Groups try to model themselves. 

At present there are 9 Family Groups meeting roughly once a month for simple social gatherings or outings.  Each group also takes it in turn to host the monthly coffee morning which extends a welcome to the whole parish family and encourages people to come to know each other over a simple cuppa and a chat.  On the last Sunday of June Family Groups host a barbecue to which all the parish are invited.



While the logo of the Passionists is that of the Cross above a heart, for the Family Group Movement the Cross is placed in the centre of a heart, enfolding not only three generations of a family, but also encircling multi-cultural faces, an all inclusive family. 

This Family Group logo can help us understand and hold together that all inclusive, unconditional welcome of all into Family Groups.



For more information hand in your name and contact details at the monastery reception for “Family Groups” Or contact Fr. Frank:
Tel. 086 3219031; e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Annual Baptism Blessing

Annual Mass for babies christened at Mount Argus





Eucharistic Adoration




Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration times in Mount Argus

Every Wednesday from 10.30am to 8.30pm

Every Friday from 10.30am to 6pm

There is a rota of people who devote one hour a week to spending time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration

If anyone would like to join this group please contact the main Mount Argus telephone number, 01 499 2000





Child Protection

altThe Child Protection Team at Mount Argus Parish, in association with the Passionist Congregation, is committed to ensuring the highest level of protection for all children who engage with our Parish in any way.  The team is headed by Margaret Dalton, who manages a Family Support Project. She is supported by Caroline Garrett and Terry Brady.  This team works very closely with Fr. Frank Keevins, CP (Parish Priest) and Fr. Bernard Lowe CP (Rector).  The Child Protection Team have the responsibility for ensuring that the Mount Argus Childcare Policy is implemented and adhered to by all adults working with children.

Our role is first and foremost to see that Mount Argus is a safe place for children. To this end, we arrange training to ensure that all those working with children in our Parish understand and accept our Child Protection Policy.  

We have implemented the Garda Clearance procedure to ensure all adults in contact with children are appropriately vetted.

To reach a member of the team, please call  087 258 3059

Contact details for the Designated Persons for the Dublin Archdiocese  are as follows:

Mr. Andrew Fagan (Director of the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service)

Ms. Sinead McDonnell (Child Protection Officer)

Both can be contacted at 01 - 836 0314

The telephone number for the local Garda Station (Sundrive) is 01 - 666 6600

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Mission Statement

The Mission Statement of our Parish is to be a living parish where:

  • All will feel welcome
  • Everyone will be appreciated and encouraged to use their gifts
  • People and priests work together to develop a community of faith and compassion

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